I am back from Camp Sunshine, which is always one of the best weeks of the year. It does not matter if it is raining or 100 degrees, it is always a good time! Even though I am exhausted at the end of the week, it is great to be with my campers and see them grow throughout the week and the year. Over the years, I have seen one of my boys who is legally blind ride a bike through camp (it took a lot of work, but he did great!), helped one camper who spent all week in a wheelchair get half way up the climbing wall, and have seen so many campers who have grown because they have been a part of an amazing experience.
When looking at applications, part of what we want to know is what things have changed you, and what you are doing now to help others. I am not saying that volunteer work is mandatory at all (so please do not rush out to sign up for any and all camps!), but if you do give back to your community, let us know. This can tell us more about who you are as a person, and how you might impact the UGA campus.
Have a great rest of the summer, and I will get back to admissions issues for the next few weeks.